The Tomco Blog

Looking Good After 21 Years

By Tom Sweeney December 1, 2017

Jan and Gary’s Minnetonka house was built in 1960 and they had called it home for the past 21 years. Tomco Company remodeled the kitchen and dining room, banished the pink main bath and created a proper basement suite for their returning grad student daughter. They love it so much they expect to retire in place someday. But for now they are focused on celebrating the new space with family and friends over the holidays. As with so many ‘60s…

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Over-the-top Thinking Avoids Post & Beam

By Tom Sweeney August 17, 2017

When Tim and Amy Wysocki were ready for their third remodeling project since 2005 this year, they again contacted Tomco Company. The New Brighton couple was confident they could count on Tom Schiebout for quality work and a fair price. But this kitchen remodeling experience brought something extra. Tom had both designed and built their addition in 2005 and remodeled their master suite after that. He also had replaced all of their windows and most of their interior millwork. For…

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Drawing the Line on Master Suite Remodeling

By Tom Schiebout May 19, 2017

One of the biggest questions when remodeling or creating a master bedroom suite often is where to draw the line. Expanding into adjacent spaces literally comes at a price. It’s important to ask yourselves. What is the resale impact from eliminating a small, unused bedroom? Will we achieve the right storage space where we need it? Will the new floor plan’s traffic flow and sight lines make sense? This master project, which we recently completed in Anoka, illustrates a number…

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Andover DIYrs Discover Benefits of Hiring Tomco Company Pros

By Tom Sweeney May 15, 2017

Ted and Chris Moore are avid do it yourselfers. The Andover couple built their deck, installed hardwood flooring, reoriented the kitchen island and painted their house. But when it came time to remodel their master bathroom this year, they hired Tomco Company. They wanted professional quality tiling, electrical and plumbing and an experienced general contractor to coordinate the various tradesmen and complete the project on time and on budget. With Tom Schiebout and Tomco Company they got both. The Moores…

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For Life! Lessons in Successful Remodeling

By Tom Sweeney March 16, 2017

Tomco Company  takes pride in being your contractor for life.  Gary and Kristin Johnson are proof it works. They hired Tomco Company for the first remodeling project 13 years ago. Since then Tom Schiebout and his crew have been back several times for additional interior and exterior projects. They finished the most recent in the past month. The New Brighton couple says they choose Tomco because they are confident the work will be done right and will last. They count…

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Full-feature, curb-free shower ideal for aging in place

By Tom Schiebout February 13, 2017

Coordinated hand shower, seat and grab bars complete curb-free shower design Phil and his wife are inspirations for aging on one’s own terms. Although in their 80s, both still work outside the home. They mostly heat their house with dead wood harvested from their bucolic 10-acre property. And they are determined to enjoy their peaceful country life as long as they are physically able. The couple experienced a curb-free shower for the first time at a hotel last year and knew…

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